Jerry Wayne Linville, age 56 Years of Mount Vernon, Illinois, died 7:08 P.M. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Jerry Linville, also known as "Jerr-Bear" to some, had an amazingly strong faith in Christ and cherished his relationships with family and friends. Jerry was a member of The Church of Mount Vernon, Crossroads Christian Center, Park Avenue Baptist Church and regularly attended Bible Missionary Church and Reunited Hope in Christ Church. He was a past member of Casey Avenue Baptist Church. He was a member of Senior Circle and enjoyed attending The Sun Shine Center and Addus Healthcare. Jerry worked as maintenance worker at Heavy Duty Dowzer Electric Company for 20 years before battling with his disability. Before he was disabled he enjoyed fishing, camping, handy work, telling stories, and eating Chinese food with his family. Jerry had a very big heart, loved Jesus with all of it, and would do anything to help do God's work.
Funeral Service for Jerry Linville will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. In honor of his wishes, Jerry will be cremated following the Funeral Service, with Pastor David Houseworth, Pastor Jeff Ressler, and Pastor Danny Herriman. Visitation will be from 5 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the family. Make checks payable to his daughter Jayanna Weaver and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Survivors include Daughters: Jayanna Weaver and significant other Jeff McGuire of Mount Vernon, Illinois and April Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Son: Scotty Linville and significant other Angel Goodsell of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Separated Wife: Jane Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Grandchildren: Alexis Jade Johnson, EmmaJae Nicole Lewis, Carter James Linville, and Aiden Matthew Goodsell; Sister: Betty Jackson and husband Carl of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Brother: Lee Roy Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Don Linville and wife Sachiko of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Terry Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Half-Brother: Bob Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Special Friends: Steve Cross and wife Sheila of Mount, Vernon, Gloria J. McKiness of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Mark Haney of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Several Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews, and Cousins also survive.
Jerry Linville was born Friday, April 18, 1958 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Roy Lee and Loretta Jean (Murphy) Linville. He married Jane (Wright) Linville on July 26, 1980 at Buss Hart's House in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were married 22 years before separating. His parents and one sister Patty Costly preceded him in death